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my 2008 sunday factory

poonstar

Monkey
Jan 6, 2008
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I just weighed a 3" 350 steel & Ti spring, the steel was 548g, the Ti was 358g.

200g isn't a bad saving :)
thanks for the info...if i can shave off a pound with; ti spring, acid 2 pedals, dt spokes/nipples and mavic rims...i'll be stoked. :monkeydance:
 

Metal

President of FRONJ
Oct 17, 2001
542
6
Orange County, CA
Do you just weigh your bike, or do you actually ride it? Hmmm, season pass to Whistler or 5th set of wheels that are 10 grams lighter than the 4th.
 

poonstar

Monkey
Jan 6, 2008
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i wish i could ride it 12 months out of the year...but i have 3 ft of snow to deal with...its pre season set up time right now...so i get to spoil myself and my sunday...and buy lots of toys.
 

Eren

Turbo Monkey
Mar 18, 2006
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mill creek, WA (now in Surrey UK)
WTB Laser Disc FR rims
DT 440's
DT straight gauge spokes/brass nipples
2.5 DHF 60
2.35 DHR 60 1 ply foldable
but i'm running mavics and dt rev spokes with alloy nipples once they get here.

i have three sets of wheels for different tire set ups i run a 2.5 front and rear, 2.5 front /2.35 rear and a 2.35 front and rear. my deemaxs run a 2.4 set up...keep in mind that i'm only 135 lbs and i run really light tires and set up...this might not be ideal for a heavier rider. my 2.5 front and 2.35 rear set up is at 36 lbs.
your turning into the new bullcrew :busted:

and into the aesthetics rather than ride qualities :)
 

bikenweed

Turbo Monkey
Oct 21, 2004
2,435
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Los Osos
Do you just weigh your bike, or do you actually ride it? Hmmm, season pass to Whistler or 5th set of wheels that are 10 grams lighter than the 4th.
Zing!

I just don't understand. If either of us lived in a place with 3 ft of snow, we'd use the money to fly somewhere more conducive to riding, and enjoy some quality shreddage.

Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Costa Rica, or even Bootleg in Las Vegas or somewhere in SoCal would pay off more in terms of faster race times in the summer. And riding is fun. Oh wait, I'm truing a wheel right now so I can meet a buddy on the trail in 30 minutes....

Low latitudinal locales rock! Are you doing any of the Fontucky Winter Series?
 
Revolution spokes + DH = no way jose
I don't care what you weigh.
Sweet bike though :thumb:
I am giving them a try this year as well. Its worth a shot. They are stronger and cheaper than TI spokes, which I see my roommate building for all his bikes. (Side note: he just builds expensive bikes, gets custom paint, and custom helmets, he doesnt ride them or use them enough to notice the benefit of lightness)

I am not one who tends to break spokes, and at $1 a piece, its not that big of a risk especially since rims tend to blow up on me instead of spokes.

Still 4 sets of wheels?!
 

poonstar

Monkey
Jan 6, 2008
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meh...i'm a parts whore what can i say and my work pays me well enough to subsidize my hobbies...besides when you have friends that own bike shops and work for a bike company...parts are dime a dozen. for the cost of buying one set of i9's directly...i have 3 sets 440's from my buddies.

i've only had the chance to ride in western canada and california. my intention is to get down to utah and ride.
 

Metal

President of FRONJ
Oct 17, 2001
542
6
Orange County, CA
Zing!

I just don't understand. If either of us lived in a place with 3 ft of snow, we'd use the money to fly somewhere more conducive to riding, and enjoy some quality shreddage.

Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Costa Rica, or even Bootleg in Las Vegas or somewhere in SoCal would pay off more in terms of faster race times in the summer. And riding is fun. Oh wait, I'm truing a wheel right now so I can meet a buddy on the trail in 30 minutes....

Low latitudinal locales rock! Are you doing any of the Fontucky Winter Series?
Not really sure if I am doing any. I was actually really close to doing my first moto endurance race this weekend, but was talked out of it. It is a National and everyone said it would be no fun for a first-timer.

Not sure about you Weedy, but if I lived in a place that had 3-ft of fresh powder I wouldn't even be thinking about bikes, but then again skiing/snowboarding/telemarking is not for everybody. Then again 3-ft of powder in a flat area would suck unless you are into snowmobiling.

Low latitudinal locales do rock. It's all about the endless summer. 6 months down there, 6 up here. Repeat.
 

Kanye West

220# bag of hacktastic
Aug 31, 2006
3,450
164
D37 Lucerne? Was also close to getting talked into that one for my first race and heard the same.
 

Metal

President of FRONJ
Oct 17, 2001
542
6
Orange County, CA
D37 Lucerne? Was also close to getting talked into that one for my first race and heard the same.
That would be it. I'm thinking about riding my 950 out there tomorrow morning to check it out. Not sure right now though. It's raining here, which means there could be snow driving over the Cajon pass. I went to Mammoth a couple weeks ago and it took my friend and myself 3 hrs to go up it because CHP was doing escorts.

Here's a link to the flyer I stumbled across that perked my interest.
http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vbWVtYmVycy5seWNvcy5jby51ay9tc2tzL05ldyUyMEFsYnVtLmV4ZQ==

Have you done any D37 races, or any desert moto races? I was told that in March there are some better ones to do.
 

Kanye West

220# bag of hacktastic
Aug 31, 2006
3,450
164
I've just been getting into the moto thing, and I'm on a KTM 200, not a 600+ (or is that what you're riding out there just to spectate?), so I'd be racing that size class with a few of my buddies. I haven't done any races yet but I'm planning on it real soon. It appears I'm not the only one lured by that form of racing over the local offerings for DH hehe.
 

Metal

President of FRONJ
Oct 17, 2001
542
6
Orange County, CA
The 950 would be just so that I could make the ride out there and not have to truck a bike. If I were to race it'd be on a DRZ400.
If you find out about any good ones to start out shoot me a PM. I love racing, but am kinda on a couple year hiatus from Fontucky, so I need something else to give me my fix.
 

poonstar

Monkey
Jan 6, 2008
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so after a month and a bit of waiting for parts and building i decided to take my over weight wife and mistress for a ride...GOD DAMN i love my mistress...over the years i've had a answer manitou dh, intense m1&m3, tomac 204, kona stab (overweight wife 40lbs)....and now i enjoy riding my mistress (35.2 lbs mistress)lol...i just have to fine tune the rear shock some more when it gets warm...but is it ever a awesome ride...







 

poonstar

Monkey
Jan 6, 2008
134
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General Lee...i don't know what your talking about...its the first time i've posted my kona on a sunday forum....lol...but rest assured...my mistress is done up and ready for the ball...so this is the closing post on my family album lol
 

Udi

RM Chief Ornithologist: “I Brake for Birds”
Mar 14, 2005
4,718
798
Hey, if those tyres are singleply and/or 2.35, you cheated on the weight... cause it's not really a DH bike anymore. :p
 

poonstar

Monkey
Jan 6, 2008
134
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Hey, if those tyres are singleply and/or 2.35, you cheated on the weight... cause it's not really a DH bike anymore. :p
2.35 rear maxxis dhr and 2.5 fronts maxxis dhf (scale pic)...am i the only one that likes this tire combo? lol...i could have weighed the bike without fluids in it :monkeydance:
 

poonstar

Monkey
Jan 6, 2008
134
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2 ply front (2.5) and 1 ply rear (2.35) ...if i run 2.35's minions frt and rear the bike sits sub 35 lbs...but thats going a bit too extreme.
 

Inclag

Turbo Monkey
Sep 9, 2001
2,326
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MA
2 ply front (2.5) and 1 ply rear (2.35) ...if i run 2.35's minions frt and rear the bike sits sub 35 lbs...but thats going a bit too extreme.
A 2.35 1 ply rear is extreme...if anything I would run a larger 1 ply in the front. However, I wouldn't do that either.